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The World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC) is a not-for-profit research, education and advocacy organization. World Federalists support the application of the principles of federalism to world affairs, in order that global governance becomes more equitable, just and democratically accountable. Our programs cover Peace and Security, Global Democratization, Responsibility to Protect and Global Governance Reforms.

John E. Trent is a Fellow of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa, where he was formerly professor and chair of the University’s Department of Political Science. His most recent publication is John Trent and Laura Schnurr, A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is and what it could be. Professor Trent is the former Secretary General of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Executive Director of the Social Science Federation of Canada, and a founding Vice-President of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). John Trent is Board Chair of the World Federalist Movement – Canada.

Lloyd Axworthy is currently Chairperson of the World Refugee Council. He has held several federal Cabinet positions, including Minister of Employment and Immigration and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is also a member of the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance, and international Co-President of the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy.

Aniket Bhushan is an Adjunct Research Professor the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University, Ottawa) and leads the Canadian International Development Platform.

Yiagadeesen (Teddy) Samy is a Professor of International Affairs, and the Director, at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University.

Andrew Cohen is a best-selling author and an award-winning journalist. In a career of 40 years, he has worked in Ottawa, Toronto, Washington, London and Berlin. Among his books is While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Since 2001, he has been an associate professor at Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication. He is the founding president of The Historica-Dominion Institute (Historica Canada), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Canada’s history and identity.

Robin Collins is a Board Member with WFM-Canada, Vice-Chair of Canadian Pugwash Group, and Chair of the disarmament and arms control working group of The Group of 78. His NGO work focuses on peace and disarmament issues.

Jocelyn Coulon is a researcher at the University of Montreal’s Research and Study Center (CERIUM). He was a Senior Political Advisor to the Canadian Minister of
Foreign Affairs in 2016-2017 and he has just published a book Un selfie avec Justin Trudeau. Regard critique sur la diplomatie du premier ministre, at Éditions Québec Amérique (2018).

Monique Cuillerier is the Membership and Communications Director of the World Federalist Movement – Canada.

Ferry de Kerckhove entered the Canadian Foreign Service in 1973. His postings included Iran, NATO, Moscow, High Commissioner to Pakistan and Ambassador to Indonesia and Egypt. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2011. He is a Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa where he teaches. He lectures as well at York University’s Glendon College. He is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He is President of Golden Advice Inc.

Walter Dorn is an “operational professor” who seeks to serve the United Nations when he is not teaching military officers at the Canadian Forces College and the Royal Military College. He tries to follow his personal ideal of “country before self and humanity
before country.” He serves as President of the World Federalist Movement – Canada. He tracks Canadian government action on UN peacekeeping monthly at

Daniel Livermore was a foreign service officer for more than three decades. He was Ambassador to Guatemala and El Salvador and subsequently Ambassador for the international campaign to ban landmines. His 2018 book, “Detained: Islamic Fundamentalist Extremism and the War on Terror in Canada,” examines how the War on Terror went wrong for Canada after 9/11.

Peggy Mason is President of the Rideau Institute and a former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN, with over 20 years of experience in peacekeeping training.

Laura Schnurr is the co-author of A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is, and what it could be (Barbara Budrich 2018). She completed an MA in Global Studies at the University of Freiburg, has firsthand experience in the UN system and runs a social enterprise in Canada and Uganda. Laura is currently an Advisor with the McConnell Foundation in Montreal and previously worked on social policy with the federal government.

Fergus Watt is the Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement – Canada.

Beth Woroniuk is the coordinator and cofounder of the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada. She has been involved in Canadian women, peace and security coalitions since 2000. Beth is currently on the Steering Committee of NATO’s Civil Society Advisory Panel on WPS. With over 25 years of experience on women’s rights and gender equality issues as both analyst and activist, Beth has worked with bilateral aid agencies, UN entities, development banks and NGOs. She has particular expertise in gender dimensions of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict recovery. Beth is the Policy Lead at The MATCH International Women’s Fund.

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